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Spring Weekend Fun

Winter returned to Truckee this week, bringing fresh white snow on Wednesday night and more still expected to fall before the weekend. Weather will clear for the weekend, with plenty of sunshine in the forecast.

Sounds like the perfect ingredients for a fantastic weekend of spring skiing and riding. It’s also the last weekend of operations at the cross country ski center and downhill ski area, so we encourage you to get out there while you can! Friday night is the last Happy Hour and Open Mic night at the cross country ski center. Stop by from 4 – 7 p.m. for $3 beers, live music and appetizer specials.

Sunday is the annual Downhill Dummy and Rail Jam event at the downhill ski area. This year’s theme is movie characters, and there’s still time for you to build your own downhill dummy to enter in the contest. There will be live music, food and drink specials, a bounce house and half price lift tickets on Sunday. Rail Jam starts at 12 p.m. and downhill dummy starts at 4:30 p.m.

We also want to remind you that Snowplay is now closed for the season. Thanks for tubing, sledding and hanging out with Parker the Penguin this year. We hope to see you again next year!

April 12, 2012


Downhill Dummy April 15



We always close out the season with a big bang! Hope you’ll come out for the annual Downhill Dummy and Rail Jam event on Sunday, April 15.

Lift tickets will be discounted at half-day rates for the entire day. In addition to skiing and riding, we will offer snow tubing on this special day, plus a free bounce house.

The rail jam kicks-off at 12 p.m. We’ll have live music from Forget the Roses on the deck all afternoon, plus food and drink specials.

The highlight of the afternoon is the Downhill Dummy. Teams build unique dummies to send down the hill and launch off a jump. This year’s theme is movie characters, and prizes will be awarded for best design, best air and best crash. Watch them fly down the hill starting at 4:30 p.m. You’ll want to get there early to get a good spot to watch!

Downhill Dummy registration form (pdf)

April 9, 2012


Spring Break



Snowplay will be open all week beginning Monday, April 2, and going through April 8. Snowplay will be operating at its full hours from 9:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m. Come out for sledding and tubing, snowball targets, build a snowman, and roast s’mores.

With all the new snow we’ve received this March, the sledding is better then ever! We have multiple sledding lanes and a fast tubing lane. Snowplay is fun for the whole family and a great idea for anyone’s Spring Break!

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March 29, 2012


2012-13 Season Pass Rates



Next year’s ski passes available now!

Here’s a special deal for you: buy your 2012-13 season pass now and you’ll get the best possible rate. We’ll throw in a voucher for a free day of skiing so you can share the experience with a friend. And if you don’t have a pass already, you can use this one for the balance of this season as well as all of next winter.

Whether you’re an advanced athlete, a total beginner or you simply want to experience a beautiful Tahoe landscape, a season pass is a small investment for a winter of fun. But don’t delay: this offer with special early rates is only valid through April 30, 2012.

Purchase your pass at ShopTD.

March 21, 2012


Apres Happy Hour



Get a taste of the Aprés life with Tahoe Donner, if only for a couple hours. We have drink and food  happy hour specials, every day of the week.

Happy Hour at the Pub
5 – 6:30 p.m., Sunday – Thursday
25 percent off tasty starters, soups and salads along with drink specials.

Enjoy the fire and relaxing atmosphere during the week.

Happy Hour at Pizza on the Hill
5 – 6 p.m. every day.
$3 Coors Light drafts and $4 glasses of house wine.

Miracle March Happy Hour at Cross Country Ski Center
Every Friday  in March from 4 – 6 p.m.
$3 draft beers, plus tasty food including:

  • sweet potato fries
  • nachos
  • sausages on the BBQ.

Showcase your musical talents, or site and enjoy the music of the open mic night. Wrap up your week and toast to a great weekend with us!

February 28, 2012